Ronaldo did not respond publicly but privately Ramos' comments have got under his skin and the word 'opportunist' is not one he is going to forget in a hurry.
And Ramos hit back by calling Ronaldo an opportunist by using the defeat to air his personal problems. Benzema has hardly been playing with panache, but the grim reality for Madrid supporters on Saturday is that they will both start regardless.
"I always believed I would be the first player in Champions League history to score 100 goals", Ronaldo said. Though both teams have two matches in hand still but PSG has the maximum opportunity to become the group champion.
Those are all incredibly positive, but the reasons he's a risk for a program in disarray are many. They could still even beat Tottenham to top the group.
And the centre-back hit back by dismissing talk about Ron's future at the Bernabeu and opening the door for a shock move for Neymar.
"So, my dream is the fifth Ballon d'Or". These sorts of thing pass me by'. Everyone will have their own view on this, but he'll come back better than before.
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"Things will change; I'm not worried".
Let's start with his Portland tenure. It's part of life, and football, and if they're voicing their opinions that just shows they're alive'. In four full seasons, he has lifted the Champions League three times and scored 70 goals. Two years ago, it was the same situation; last year, the same.
Then there's Akron, where Porter barely lost and recruited a treasure trove of MLS SuperDraft picks en route to his national title.
Build-up to the game has focused on a reported difference of opinion between Ramos and Ronaldo over whether the Madrid squad remains as strong as last season following the summer exits of backups including Alvaro Morata, James Rodriguez and Pepe. Dani has been ready for a while now.
"Luka had a scare yesterday, but trained normally today, and is ready to play", he said.
That's great. I'll be very happy to be wrong.
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